Thursday, November 09, 2006

Middlesbrough v West Ham

Hopefully West Ham can make it three wins in a row with this trip to Teeside. West Ham have yet to beat Boro away from home in the Premiership and have gained only one point on the road this season but will take solace from the fact that the Teesider's record in the league is as poor as West Ham's.

Boro have lost their last two Premiership games and have not scored in three hours and five minutes of Premiership football. West Ham on the other hand have re-found their scoring touch in the last two games. It will be interesting to see if Harewood makes the starting line-up, after his goal last Sunday, and Sheringham could also be in for a shout after his impact in the last two games.

The losers in West Ham's return to winning ways seems to be the two new Argentinian players, Mascherano and Tevez as Pardew appears to have more faith in his established players.

The big absentee for Boro should be their manager Gareth Southgate as his dispensation for not being a qualified coach runs out on Saturday. However expect the FA to give Southgate an extension to his dispensation, shortly followed by a three match ban for Pardew for daring to beat Arsenal.


At 11:04 AM, Anonymous jonjon said...

Should there be a Salary Cap in Football?
Personally I think there should be! It’s just getting to be stupid money in football at the top of the premiership!
It’s always the same teams at the top proving that football success is based purely on money which ruins the idea of it being a sport! They’ve done it in rugby, basketball, hockey and American football and it makes the sports more competitive and better to watch!
I do a little Spread Betting (or more precisely Football Spread Betting) from time to time and most matches don’t hold much surprise who is going to win, its boring! I want to see a team at the bottom pulling off an amazing season beating last seasons winners in a close fought battle!
Make things fair! It shouldn’t be about money!


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